Privacy Policy

Stay Grounded is the controller of the personal Data of its members or the representatives of its members, of its contractors or suppliers, of the personal data collected on this website, during exchanges of emails or in the field (such as business cards, publicly available contact information a.o. on websites, personal information collected during events, in the petitions we implement, personal Data of the journalists actively involved in the environmental field etc.). We collect and store your data because you are in one of those categories. Please contact us if it is not the case.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.


Definitions and interpretation


  1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data: collectively all information that you submit to Stay Grounded via the Website. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an email. In principle, access to the information available on or via this website does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user. However, in order to use certain online services, such as contacting us via our contact form becoming our network member, you may be asked to provide us with personal data such as your first name, last name, company name and email address. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

GDPR: the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/ 679;


Data Protection Laws: any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in Austria;


Stay Grounded, we or us: Stay Grounded coordinated by Periskop, c/o GLOBAL2000, Neustiftgasse 36, 1070 Vienna, Austria;


User or you: any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (I) employed by Periskop and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Stay Grounded and accessing the Website in

connection with the provision of such services


Website: the website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.


  1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
    1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
    2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
    3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
    4. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
    5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
    6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy


Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Stay Grounded and Users with respect to this website or Data that is collected by Stay Grounded through other processes, which refer to this privacy policy.


  1. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Stay Grounded is the “data controller”. This means that Stay Grounded determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.


Data collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
    1. name;
    2. contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
    3. demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
    4. group data (name, mission, vision logo);
    5. photo and video data;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.


How we collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
    1. data is given to us by you; and
    2. data is collected automatically.


Data that is given to us by you

  1. Stay Grounded will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
    1. when you contact us through the website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
    2. when users fill in an online form on our website,

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.


Data that is collected automatically

  1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
    1. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.


Our use of Data

  1. Stay Grounded processes your personal data based on its legitimate interest to raise awareness on the issue of aviation, to integrate new network members or to execute a contract such as the contract you accept when you ask to receive a service from us. Stay Grounded collects and stores only the personal data needed to communicate on its work, for example via the networks email list and online petitions, communicate with contractors and partners, or work with its employees. Personal data is used for no other reason and never for commercial purposes. Hence, Stay Grounded will store personal data for the shortest time possible in accordance with the pursued purposes. Any or all of the Data mentioned under 8. may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object to certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).
  2. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 16. In the case we discover that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at so that we will be able to take the necessary actions.


Who we share Data with

  1. We will not use, share, rent or sell your information with anyone except for auditing purposes where we may show attendee lists obtained at events to donors for the sole purpose of verifying that funded events took place.

Keeping Data secure

  1. We take precautions to protect your information both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform specific actions are granted access to personally identifiable information. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:


  1. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are protected and kept in a secure environment.


  1. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address:


Data retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
  3. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.


Your rights

  1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
    1. Right to access – the right to request (I) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (lI) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
    2. Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
    3. Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
    4. Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
    5. Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
    6. Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.


  1. To make enquiries, exercise any of you rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing the Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: info[at]


  1. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For Austria, you may contact the Austrian Data Protection Authority: Alternatively, if you are located outside of Austria, you may contact your local data protection authority.


  1. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.


Links to other websites

  1. This website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.



  1. Cookies are small text files that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-specifying them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Stay Grounded may use cookies to improve the users experience on its website, and clarifies this within the date protection policy. If Users do not wish that Cookies are stored on their computer, they can deactive the relevant option in the system preferences of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted through the system preferences of the browser. Eliminating cookies may lead to functional limitations of the online services.


Changes of ownership and control

  1. Stay Grounded may, from time to time, expand or reduce our work and this may involve the transfer of control of all or parts of Stay Grounded. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our work so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
  2. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.



  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of Austria. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Austria.


Changes to this privacy policy

  1. Stay Grounded reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the website following the alterations.


You may contact Stay Grounded by email at info[at]